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Brothers [ブラザーズ]



Drama Details
Telecast:1998-04-13 to 1998-06-29
Season:Spring 1998

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:12 Episodes

The tale of four brothers and their widower father, who heads a large Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Goro Kishitani, the oldest brother, does not want to take over the temple. He prefers only to pass through now and then to exercise his eldest brother prerogative and hit No. 2 brother Masahiro Nakai (SMAP's MAPPY) over the head. Nakai, who really wants to be a sportswriter, appears to be in line for the temple takeover and zips around in a motorcycle helmet and Buddhist robes to chant sutras for the dead. Papa-san frequents Ginza clubs and had a cigarette or a toothpick dangling from his mouth for most of the first episode. He hires an "Otonashi Karen look-alike" (Kimura Yoshino) with a crush on Nakai as housekeeper and she bops around the temple grounds as if it was Shibuya on a Sunday. The opening sequence where they all grab guitars, line up in black robes in front of the temple incense burner, and rock back and forth as if disciples of the Elvis Presley sect of Buddhism is classic in its own way though.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Taisetsu [SMAP]LYRICS ]
2. Aishiteiru Kara [KOKIA]

Actor/Actress Cast (9)
Nakai Masahiro
Fujiwara Shinjin (Jin)
Kimura Yoshino
Hatori Nana
Kishitani Goro
Fujiwara Shinbu (Bu)
Harada Yoshio
Fujiwara Shingaku (Papa-san)
Imai Tsubasa
Fujiwara Shinyu
Akashi Ryotaro
Fujiwara Shinai
Ito Yuko
Hoshino Mari
Karasawa Toshiaki

Drama Reviews (2)
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1. Heartwarming show [Rating: 10/10]
Story about 3 brothers,their father and a gal who comes into their lives. U see the change in the family and the conflicts and problems they face. But the way the resolve it is touching. U have to wathc the show to the end to appreciate the goodness if it. And u must pay attention to the 2nd brother-jin. Alot of things revolve around him.
Reviewed by TsuyoshiK on 14 July 2001
2. Great Show :) [Rating: 10/10]
TsuyoshiK had said it all :) I agree with him. Worth a watch (;
Reviewed by yvetsh on 11 January 2002

Comments From Users (9)
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1. Comments by yanie_chan [Rating: 7/10]
A great daily life story of a family!^^ And then a girl comes into their life as the housekeeper, and everything changes...it gets very interesting each episode, esp. because there's a spark between the girl and the 2nd brother, but then it just hit the top and went downhill...the ending is actually a dissapointment for me....coz it's neither happy or sad, the girl left the family, and the family just back to where they were used to be...>_<
2. Comments by orenji [Rating: 8/10]
A very funny drama~ Papa-san is kawaii at times and it's the first time I haven't seen Yoshino acting out a character like Nana before. It's the first time I've seen Tsubasa acting too. Nakai was great in the dorama! Love Jin! ^_^V
3. Comments by FierceStriker [Rating: 8/10]
Great acting! All the characters' roles are well portrayed and brings the plot together nicely. The ending is a bit of a let down though for this kind of a drama.
4. Comments by onigiriman [Rating: 7/10]
A single-parent drama with a Buddhist twist. I am always impressed by the fact that Nakai can act way better than he can sing...
5. Comments by chocoLatte12 [Rating: 8/10]
A nice drama about 4 brothers who goes by names with shin-prefixes.:D
6. Comments by jdqueennm [Rating: ?/10]
want to watch!!let me know if you find sum where to watch it
7. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 9/10]
Nakai is so cute. Very interesting temple setting.
8. Comments by eiko [Rating: 6/10]
For Imai Tsubasa's fans, don't miss this one!!
9. Comments by Lauralye76 [Rating: ?/10]
Haven't start watching yet
10. Comments by Genma [Rating: 9/10]
11. Comments by Yanie [Rating: 7/10]
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20. Comments by himawari [Rating: 8/10]
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22. Comments by Ororo_munroe [Rating: 7/10]
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29. Comments by fuqinlan [Rating: 9/10]
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Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. matsu_takeiko
I love this drama! Everything, from the characters, to the actors, to the plot, to the setting, even to the theme song, I totally love! Kore wa saikou! Nakai-kun sugee! Nana kawaii :D and Okamura Takashi even has a cameo appearance :D
2. Ororo_munroe